Evan Pappas

Amber Thompson and Addison Fischer (left) race Danny Vukovich and Lucy Weed on Snoqualmie Parkway Saturday

Defying disability: Gravity car races let kids roll

Families came out to the Snoqualmie Parkway Saturday morning, Sept. 19, to be a part of the third annual Challenge Series Race sponsored by Life Enrichment Options and the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club. The challenge race is an event giving children with disabilities a chance to be a co-driver as part of soapbox derby.

Amber Thompson and Addison Fischer (left) race Danny Vukovich and Lucy Weed on Snoqualmie Parkway Saturday
Burt Mann (left) and Chet Schilden pose for a photo in England before D-Day. Schilden was killed in action.

North Bend veteran shares his experiences during World War II

You have probably seen him walking in North Bend every morning. Ninety-three-year-old Burt Mann has seen it all. As a World War II veteran, Mann has been all around the globe, from living on the street, to fighting in a war, to owning a business.

Burt Mann (left) and Chet Schilden pose for a photo in England before D-Day. Schilden was killed in action.
The roundabout project proposes to improve safety at the Tokul and Mill Pond Road intersections.

Roundabout work under way, over protests

Snoqualmie Tribe opposes Tokul roundabout, Snoqualmie Mayor says 
city followed due process

The roundabout project proposes to improve safety at the Tokul and Mill Pond Road intersections.
Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson welcomes participants to the city’s first in a series of “Solarize Snoqualmie” workshops

Sunny days: Solar power finding its way to Snoqualmie homes ?and beyond

Now, more than any other time, might be the best opportunity for Snoqualmie residents to install solar panels on their homes. The city of Snoqualmie is partnering with Northwest Wind and Solar and Northwest SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development) to bring affordable installations of solar energy systems to the community.

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson welcomes participants to the city’s first in a series of “Solarize Snoqualmie” workshops
Mount Si Link Crew poses after a succesful orientation and assembly at the freshman campus.

Mount Si High School’s Link Crew helps new students get ready for school

Wednesday, Sept. 2, was back to school day for kids all the way from first graders at Cascade View Elementary School, to Seniors at Mount Si High School.

Mount Si Link Crew poses after a succesful orientation and assembly at the freshman campus.
An English made Jack Taylor Curved-tube bike

Vintage bike collector shows off his wheels at North Bend Visitor Center

Robert Freeman of North Bend has been involved with biking and the bicycling industry for more than 37 years. Now that he has retired, his focus is on riding and building his extensive collection of vintage bikes. Part of his collection is being shown off to the community as an installation in the North Bend Visitor Information Center.

An English made Jack Taylor Curved-tube bike
Lois Sweet Dorman gives a passionate speech to all the supporters of the Save the Snoqualmie Falls rally.

Snoqualmie Tribe holds rally in opposition to roundabout construction

On Wednesday, Sept. 2 representatives from the Snoqualmie Tribe held a rally in protest of the Tokul roundabout construction project in Snoqualmie. Wednesday was also the sixth anniversary of Snoqualmie Falls being registered at the National Register of Historic Places.

Lois Sweet Dorman gives a passionate speech to all the supporters of the Save the Snoqualmie Falls rally.
Grace Himka

Back-to-school backpacks: ?Churches outfit area children with ?all they need for start of school

Backpacks, school supplies, and brand new shoes were available for pickup last Wednesday at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. In collaboration with the King County Library System, local churches, and companies like Costco and Walmart, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank hosted a day of resources for kids getting ready to go back to school.

Grace Himka
A team-building exercise at the Snoqualmie Tribe’s youth camp last week encouraged groups of youth to pass a hula hoop from person to person

Cultural connections: Snoqualmie Tribe hosts tribal youth at summer camp

When Rhonda Neufang was young, her school wouldn’t allow her to go to attend a tribe camp, because her tribe was not recognized. Because of that experience, she started a youth camp that would allow native kids to go regardless of their tribe affiliation.

A team-building exercise at the Snoqualmie Tribe’s youth camp last week encouraged groups of youth to pass a hula hoop from person to person
Pro golfer Fred Funk

Staying in the game: Sports pros share their stories of struggle at Boeing Classic

The TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course hosted the Boeing Classic last week, bringing professional athletes and fans together again for a week of events and activities, culminating in Sunday’s win by Billy Andrade, with a score of 73, the highest final round score recorded for a Boeing Classic champion.

Pro golfer Fred Funk
Patricia Bendezu

Sister-city firefighter finds the future in Snoqualmie

In conjunction with the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, Peruvian firefighter Patricia Bendezu came to Snoqualmie for 10 days of learning and sharing her culture with the Snoqualmie Fire Department.

Patricia Bendezu

Nothing is ‘cool’ about serving minors

As parent-hosted parties for minors have become more popular in recent years, Snoqualmie police are having to educate and warn people about the dangers of serving alcohol to minors.

Union and Confederate troops meet on the field. They will present a weekend of living history

Preparing? for battle

Get ready for cannon fire, cavalry charges and all the trappings of historic warfare, because the Battle of Snoqualmie is coming to Meadowbrook Farm, the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30.

Union and Confederate troops meet on the field. They will present a weekend of living history
David Moses demonstrating the axe throwing event at Railroad Days 2014.

Timber sports pro giving demonstration at Railroad Days

Local timbersports professional and high school wrestling coach David Moses will demonstrate his sport on Saturday and Sunday in Shady Cove Park.

David Moses demonstrating the axe throwing event at Railroad Days 2014.
The Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company Locomotive 2 provides steam power for train rides from the Northwest Railway Museum for Railroad Days and through the summer.

Steam train restoration underway at museum

The Northwest Railway Museum’s steam program is continuing work on the restoration of two steam locomotives, but neither the former Northern Pacific Railway locomotive 924 or the Baldwin Locomotive Works’ “10-wheeler” locomotive 14 will be running in time for this weekend’s Railroad Days activities.

The Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company Locomotive 2 provides steam power for train rides from the Northwest Railway Museum for Railroad Days and through the summer.
Christopher Alcazar

Hurricanes building up baseball in the Valley

Local semi-pro baseball team, the Snoqualmie Valley Hurricanes, are making some big strides in bringing baseball to the Valley.

Christopher Alcazar
Danny Kolke

Festival names Danny Kolke Grand Marshal

Danny Kolke, founder of Boxley’s Place, has been named Grand Marshal for the Festival at Mount Si.

Danny Kolke
Chris Breeds of North Bend and Melissa Leone

North Bend man runs half-marathon to raise money for Crohn’s disease research

On July 19, North Bend resident Chris Breeds took part in a half-marathon that raised $2.6 million for Crohn’s disease research and awareness.

Chris Breeds of North Bend and Melissa Leone
Tents lined up at the new location for Tent City 4 so far house fewer than 40 people. The encampment is expected to stay at its current location until early November.

New Tent City: homeless encampment moves onto county land

Tent City 4, the roaming homeless encampment that was recently in Preston, has moved just off of Exit 20 on I-90 in the Echo Lake area of Snoqualmie on July 11.

Tents lined up at the new location for Tent City 4 so far house fewer than 40 people. The encampment is expected to stay at its current location until early November.